NEWTON (AGES 8-12)

The Newton Troupe is for young people ages 8 to 12. The Troupe produces two original musicals a year. Physical and vocal techniques, character development and dance skills are taught in the rehearsal process.

The Newton Troupe meets on Mondays at the Parish of St. Paul in Newton Highlands, 3:30-5:45 pm, with two weekend rehearsals during each session. Opening performances are at Lasell College in January and May. The Troupe then tours each show throughout the community as a social service. Enrollment is in September and January. Cost: $545 per session (includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee).

Annual Freelance Family Party: Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:00-9:30pm

First Parish in Brookline, 382 Walnut Street

Featuring: DJ, dancing and performances by all Freelance companies!

AUDITIONS & ENROLLMENT

Open enrollment for new/returning Troupe members starts December 11.

RETURNING

Returning actors (includes rising from another Troupe) will have their first meeting on Monday, January 27 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Please use the button below to enroll.  If you won’t be returning to the Newton Troupe, or if you have questions, please contact Director Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065.

ENROLL HERE

NEW

New actor auditions will be held on Monday, January 27 at the Parish of St. Paul, Newton. Auditions are by appointment; to schedule an audition, please call Kippy Dewey at (617)274-6065. Click here for more information on the audition process. Once you have spoken to Kippy use the button below to enroll.

ENROLL HERE

REHEARSALS & PERFORMANCES

REHEARSALS

MONDAYS AT ST. PAUL’S, 3:30 – 5:45pm

Additional rehearsals:

Saturday, May 2 – 9:00-12:00 at the Parish of St. Paul.

Sunday, May 17 – 9:00-12:00 noon – Yamawaki Center, Lasell University

Reminder: if the Newton Public Schools are cancelled we will not rehearse.

PRODUCTION WEEK

AT LASELL UNIVERSITY, YAMAWAKI HALL

  • Sunday, May 17 – 9:00-12:00 noon
  • Monday, May 18 – Wednesday, May 20 – 3:30 – 5:45
  • Open Dress Rehearsal for Lasell Village – May 20, 4:30pm
  • Thursday, May 21 – 3:30, followed by OPENING PERFORMANCE at 5:30

PERFORMANCES

Opening performance: Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Yamawaki Center, Lasell University, 5:30pm

Additional performances:

  • Wednesday, May 27 (location TBD)

LOCATION

The Episcopal Parish of St. Paul
1135 Walnut Street, Newton Highlands
(all rehearsals and auditions)

Yamawaki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell University
47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton

NEWTON TROUPE STAFF

Sally Campbell is a lifelong lover of Children’s Theatre. She is the head of the Drama Department at the Charles River Creative Arts Program where she has directed musicals and plays for many years. Sally was the Drama teacher at St. Sebastian’s School for eleven years; before that she worked for City Stage Company in Boston acting in touring shows and teaching as an Artist In Residence in  the Boston City Schools, and in Somerville and Lowell. A fun fact about Sally is that she used to be a professional clown. Sally loves directing the Newton Troupe and watching amazing kids blossom as performers and creative people.

PHOTOS

BUZZ ON
SPRING 2019

TUMBLEWEED
FALL 2017

TORTOISE VS. HARE
SPRING 2017